Hoboken Looks to Microgrid to Build Resilience

In this short video, officials from Hoboken, New Jersey discuss the city’s plans to create an urban microgrid that will improve the city’s energy resilience. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy filled Hoboken “like a bathtub,” leaving 80% of the city under water and resulting in widespread power outages. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says that a microgrid can support efforts to have people “shelter in place” in the event of natural disasters as it supplies emergency power to critical city services. It will also help handle day-to-day energy peaks during regular operation.